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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze T'ao T'ie Mask Belt Hook (back)
    Chinese Bronze T'ao T'ie Mask Belt Hook (back)

    2" w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present.

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    Chinese Stoneware Jar-Large

    6 1/8" h. Ovate body with two small looped handles on the narrow shoulder below which are a double incised band above a six lobed mid-section extending two thirds down, a short and wide tubular neck with a thick rolled lip on top, the solid concave foot is beveled on the rim, traces of deteriorated splashed brown glaze which reached three-quarters down the side leaving the buff colored body exposed, traces of four spurs on the base.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Knife (back)
    Chinese Bronze Knife (back)

    7" l. The scimitar-form coin is cast in thread relief with a line border, three horizontal lines towards the tip, archaic characters above, two vertical lines on the stem and terminating in a ring.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Longquan Celadon Bowl
    Chinese Longquan Celadon Bowl

    6 3/8" w. Gently flared side with shallow flat foot ring, carved with two tiers of overlapping petals on the outside above the footring and floral scroll on the interior, blue-green glaze on the interior and exterior, unglazed base and foot ring burnt reddish-brown.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    4 3/8" w. Seal characters forming a frieze

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (side)
    Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (side)

    3 1/2" h. Cast in relief, a stylized winged dragon coiled in a figure eight, taloned feet with a slender shaft above ending in a bird's-head hook. Traces of gilding present.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (detail)
    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (detail)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4" h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    3" w. Cast and decorated in relief with two men flanking the pierced dumbell-form knop and with eight Buddhist precious objects dispersed above and below. Narrow wedge shaped ridge.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)

    3" w. Cast and decorated in relief with two men flanking the pierced dumbell-form knob and with eight Buddhist precious objects dispersed above and below. Narrow wedge shaped ridge.

  • Thumbnail for Incense Burner on Stand
    Incense Burner on Stand

    Small brass incense burner, probably originally used for funerary rites within the home. Small turned dog on the top, with dragon heads projecting from the handles.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stone Relief Carving (center detail)
    Chinese Stone Relief Carving (center detail)

    Detail of two central figures on relief remnant. Both seated, the one on the right being male based on the attire worn. The male figure gestures with his right hand toward the female figure, the meaning of which is not clear.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)
    Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)

    2 1/2"" h x 4 1/4""w. Bottom view of hare's fur teabowl.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jizhou Tomb Vase (baluster)
    Chinese Jizhou Tomb Vase (baluster)

    Pair - 5 1/2" h. Baluster - 6 1/8" h. A pair of pyriform vases on a high splayed foot, molded with a raised floral scroll above a raised band which is over a band overlapping lotus leaves, an incised thin band on the wide neck terminating in a flat ringed mouth. The dirty light brown and crazed glaze on the exterior falls to halfway down the foot where the grey sugary body is brown from firing. A third vase is of baluster form with molded leaves on the shoulder below the bulbous portion and on the foot, two applied tubular handles above an incised ring on the neck. The dirty light brown glaze is halfway down the foot.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 3
    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 3

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Mutton Fat Jade with Wooden Stand (front)
    Chinese Mutton Fat Jade with Wooden Stand (front)

    3 7/8" l. Greenish-white jade with russet markings carved in an archaistic style standing dragon, handcarved fitted wood stand.

  • Thumbnail for Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (1 view 1)
    Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (1 view 1)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - bottom view
    Stoneware Cup - bottom view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail

    Detail of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.

  • Thumbnail for Carved and Painted Wooden Brush (front)
    Carved and Painted Wooden Brush (front)

    Front of brush made of wood and hair.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 2
    Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 2

    7" h. Baluster form, very finely painted in brilliant underglazed-blue from the lip down, a band of ruyi heads with hanging jewel pendants, on the bottom of the neck a band of stiff overlapping leaves followed by a narrow band of diamond diaper alternating with four Buddhist emblems, the Wheel of the Law, conch shell, umbrella and vase, followed by a band of pendant three prong spear heads on the shoulder, two chilong standing at the top of a cliff with a twisted tree trunk above and behind them with rock formations, on the tall splayed foot a band of formal lotus pod lappets, stippling and mottling simulating ""heaped and piled"" effect, surface with ""orange peel"" effect, seal characters of Yongzheng and of the period

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Molded Dehua Porcelain Libation Cup (view 2)
    Chinese Molded Dehua Porcelain Libation Cup (view 2)

    2 1/6""h. Faceted, flared sides molded with raised animals, tigers, deer, etc., octagonal lip, four comma-shape feet, unctuous cream-white glaze, body thick and translucent.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Dish (front)
    Stoneware Dish (front)

    Front view of one of a set of small offering plates. The front side features an incised lotus in which the green glaze sits to highlight the design. A light crackle effect can be seen on all of the set pieces; the underside is useful for showing how the glaze flows over the body of the plate, clinging but not entirely covering it.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ivory Pieces (top view)
    Chinese Ivory Pieces (top view)

    Three different works, all smaller than two inches square, hung on cords. The outer two works represent lotuses, one open and one closed. The middle piece is a miniature mountain scene.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.